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A hard look at elderly poor in booming tech city

PHOTO BY PAUL DUNN_CENTRAL CITY EXTRA

This city is gaining national attention for its tech boom—its post-recession economic recovery as technology firms like Twitter and Microsoft’s Yammer move into its inner city area.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Mobile phones boost mother, child health care in 8 PH areas–UNICEF

Globe Rewards Program Ambassador TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, UNICEF Philippines Chief of Health and Nutrition Willibald Zeck, and Globe Head of Customer Lifecycle Management Jay Beltran.

Mobile phones will scale up the initiatives to monitor maternal and child health care in eight poor municipalities in the Philippines, an official from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Digital initiative aimed at helping world’s poor

Two little boys suffering from starvation wait for food supplies, 17 October 1992, in Baidoa, south-east of Somalia. War in Somalia has left thousands of civilians hungry, mostly women and children. In the decade since civil war prompted the fall of Somali president Siad Barre in January 1991, the country has been ravaged not only by more factional fighting, but also by famine and the total collapse of central state infrastructure. AFP PHOTO ALEXANDER JOE

A shift to digital payments can improve the global effort to fight poverty and improve conditions for those trapped in a cycle dependent on cash, say backers of a new initiative launched Wednesday.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China 3 Gorges Corp. defends huge dam from critics

A bird-observing platform stands in the dried-up Poyang Lake, a vast wetland turned dry by China's worst drought in decades, in Yongxiu in Jiangxi Province, China. As Poyang shrinks to a tenth its usual size, crops wither and millions of people go thirsty. Critics point to the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam as a cause (AP Photo).

SHANGHAI — The operator of China’s gargantuan Three Gorges Dam is defending it from deepening criticism over its environmental and economic impact. In a social responsibility report released over the weekend, China Three Gorges Corp. says the dam has proven its worth by helping to control flooding and boosting the country’s supply of clean energy. [...]

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Skype school’ brings knowledge to Indian village

NEW DELHI—The electricity keeps cutting out, the Internet connection is crackly and the speakers don’t always work, but Santosh Kumar knows that 20 pupils far away in eastern India are relying on him. Once a week, Kumar uses the Skype computer programme to teach maths to children in Chamanpura, a poor village in the struggling [...]

Posted: April 6th, 2011 in Infotech,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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